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Procaine

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What other names is Procaine known by?

2-Diethylaminoethyl p-aminobenzoate Monohydrochloride, Chlorhydrate de Procaïne, Gero-Vita, Gerovital, Gerovital-H3, GH-3, KH-3, Procaína, Procaïne, Procaine Hydrochloride.

What is Procaine?

Procaine is a chemical. People use it for medicine. Be careful not to confuse the procaine used by mouth with the prescription procaine given by injection only under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Procaine is taken by mouth or given as a shot for arthritis, "hardening of the arteries" in the brain (cerebral atherosclerosis), dementia, depression, hair loss, high blood pressure, and sexual performance problems.

As a prescription-only injection, procaine is used for local anesthesia.

Effective for...

  • Pain, when used as a prescription shot. Procaine injection is an FDA-approved prescription product used as a local anesthetic.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of procaine for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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